Bold colours, mixed patterns, custom creations, thoughtful touches and quirky family heirlooms all blend together to create one cohesive theme: RETRO ECLECTIC.
This concept has endless possibilities and no strict rules to follow. It’s about mixing various unexpected design elements and unifying them as one.
Not every wedding takes place in a church. Not every dress is traditional. Not every Groom wants to wear a tux. Retro Eclectic is one of a kind.
A fully renovated 1967 Airstream trailer is the backdrop for this perfectly imperfect wedding. The sleek vintage design mixed with modern day finishes gives guests a sense that they can kick back and relax while enjoying a scotch (or two).
Autumn is such a beautiful season filled with vibrant colours, rich textures, and dramatic natural light. The venue is a large open space transformed into an intimate outdoor setting with plenty of special touches and deeply personal details – the perfect spot for family and friends to gather and celebrate. A ceremony aisle is created using retro aluminium lawn chairs in a variety of patterns. Multi-coloured crocheted and knit blankets are placed throughout the reception space to add a cozy warmth against the crisp cool fall air. Guests enjoy a BBQ reception while seated at hand-forged steel, high gloss wood picnic tables. An abundance of spectacular foliage, lush blooms and cascading florals add an intensity that seems to enhance the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside. Strings of globe lights cast a warm glow on the eclectic mix of china and jewel-coloured glassware creating a stunning tablescape. Throughout this event the atmosphere remains casual and effortless, yet radiates an undeniable romantic ambiance.
The original style of the custom designed invitation package has a cohesive flow. As soon as you open the wood grain envelope you are met with black & white chevron confetti from within. Each creative piece becomes more captivating than the last. Pattern upon pattern, colourful botanicals and playful typography are the prelude to the impending nuptials that remind guests that this won’t be a stuffy affair.
The Bride's handmade ring is both alluring and edgy. A golden brown teardrop sapphire wrapped gracefully in 14k gold perfectly blends her two styles into one. The Retro Eclectic Bride isn't looking to cover up her tattoos or be anything she's not. She embraces what makes her, her. A specially made gown that appears classic and timeless at first glance offers an unexpected sexy coloured lace accent as she walks down the aisle. Truly unforgettable.
Imposing new ideas may not always live up to others' expectations but rules can be broken when it is an authentic reflection of the couple. Who says outfit changes are only for the bride? Menswear can be as personal as a bridal gown, from the tiniest button detail to the contrast of a patterned shirt and coloured suede shoe. With the Groom and his men by his side, the aesthetics of a dressed down suit or custom ensemble accentuate their own style and personality while complementing the relaxed nature of this hipster harvest wedding.
When it comes to the wedding cake, the tradition lives on but in new and interesting ways. Fall is the perfect time of year to embrace a wedding pie. With so many flavour options guests are invited to enjoy a variety of slices. Stacked pies topped with a vintage bride and groom play off a classic tiered cake, while still keeping things fun and whimsical. Each guest is given a perfectly crafted pie pop with a mini heart thanking them for being a part of such a special day.
As the evening comes to a close, the Bride & Groom sit hand in hand reflecting on the unique love they share.